June 2017 VINE

Early Bird Deadline Approaching!

Act now, this incentive expires Monday, June 19th, 2017.

Each girl whose 2018 membership is completed by June 19th will receive a free patch! She will also help her troop earn an additional 8¢ profit for each box of cookies sold during the fall if her troop reaches the required 60% girl renewal minimum. This additional 8¢ per box will help power your troop’s adventures and activities throughout the year.Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 10.39.17 AM

Troop Leaders–triple check to make sure your troop has met all Early Bird requirements to get the additional cookie profit for the fall cookie sale!

check_32.png RENEW

  • Renew (re-register) yourself, 60% of the girls in your troop and a troop cookie volunteer
    • Note – Girls renewed by June 19th will receive the new G.I.R.L patch!
  • Select the correct position code for yourself and troop cookie volunteer



Complete and submit these financial forms online

  • 2017 end of year financial report
  • T-3 form for cookies

Find the forms here: https://www.gscm-apps.org/reporting/login.php


Complete the Early Bird Survey to confirm that your troop has done all steps necessary to earn the additional cookie profit

Find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EarlyBirdFY18

For more information about or assistance with Early Bird Renewal visit gscm.org or contact membercare@gscm.org.

Welcome a new Girl Scout to your Troop!

Did your troop have a fantastic year? Consider opening your troop for additional girls to join your troop and experience all the exiting things your troop does. Having new girls in a troop allows both the new girl and current girls in the troop to have a full Girl Scout experience.You can open your troop to additional girls by joining the Opportunity Catalog. The opportunity catalog lets parents and girls search for open spaces in troops. They simply input their zip code or a specific troop number to search.Troop leaders need to fill out a short survey to have their troop participate. Troop leaders, click here to fill out the survey.

NEW Girl Scout Journeys – coming soon!


Girl Scout volunteers: You’re invited to attend a special webinar covering updated program content to be released this summer. Be among the very first to learn about our new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and Outdoor Journeys and badges, which we’re rolling out to troop leaders this summer.

Please join us for a webinar hosted by GSUSA’s Volunteer & Girl Experience team.
Click here to reserve your space for either of these dates:

  • Saturday, June 17
  • Thursday, June 22

Please select a date and sign up for a webinar, even if you can’t attend. That way, the archived recording will be emailed directly to you—and you won’t miss a minute of this exciting announcement! Click Here for badge information and FAQs.


NEW online cookie system coming

Please act now to ensure all volunteers and girls take action to save important records for next year.  All data will need to be saved by July 15, 2017.  Please see below for details.

How do I export my booths?

  • Log into SNAP+.
  • Go to Cookies–> Booth Scheduler–> Manage Booths.
  • Under the booth listing grid you will see a link that says “Export to Excel file.”
  • Click the link.
  • You will see a pop up message that confirms the total number of booths that were exported successfully. The message will notify you that booths will be emailed in .XLS format to the same email address used to log into SNAP+.
  • You should receive the email within a minute.

How do my girls save their COCO orders?

  • Log into COCO Online.
  • Go To the Online Marketing tab–>View Orders–> Run Order Card Report.
  • Click View Orders.
  • Print the order card or download to your device or take a screen shot and save the information.

How do my girls save their COCO contacts?

  • Log into COCO Online.
  • Go to Online Marketing tab–> My Contacts.

Your contacts will appear. There is no export button.  We recommend recording contacts in an excel file in the same format as the upload file:  First Name, Last Name, Email. Save for next year.  You can also take screen shots.  Please note if you have a large number of contacts you will need to take multiple screen shots to capture all the names on the list.

Adventures Powered by the Girl Scout Cookie Sale 


Kalahari Resort

After a successful 2016-2017 Cookie Sale, 14 goal-getter Girl Scouts earned a trip to Kalahari Resort for a fun filled overnight adventure in Pocono Manor, PA. Each of the girls in attendance sold 1,500 or more boxes of cookies during the 2016-2017 Cookie Sale. These super selling girls  described the resort as “Awesome!” “Great!” “Exciting and so much more than they thought it would be.”

Wisp Ski Resort
Earlier this year, eight of the ten girls who sold 2000+ boxes of cookies in the 2016-2017 cookie sale enjoyed an overnight snow tubing adventure at Wisp Ski Resort in Garrett County, MD.

When asked why she set her goal to sell 2,000 boxes, Lillianna W., a Brownie Girl Scout, screamed with the utmost excitement, “BECAUSE I WANTED TO GO SNOW TUBING!” Her mom said, “I told her I would take her snow tubing, she didn’t have to sell that many cookies.” Lillianna’s response was swift and confident, “I wanted to EARN it and I did.”

See you at The Yard!

Girl-Scout-Day-2017-camden-yards-patchThe first Girl Scout Day with the Orioles is almost here!

Join us and root for the Baltimore Orioles while showing your Girl Scout pride on Monday, June 19th at 7:05 pm.

$5 of every ticket sold benefits GSCM. Patch included. For full details, click here.

Visit orioles.com/girlscouts to get your tickets now!

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